Green Bay Packers
(26) Jordan Love, QB, Utah State
(62) A.J. Dillon, RB, Boston College
(94) Josiah Deguara, TE, Cincinnati
(175) Kamal Martin, LB, Minnesota
(192) Jon Runyan, G, Michigan
(208) Jake Hanson, C, Oregon
(209) Simon Stepaniak, G, Indiana
(236) Vernon Scott, DB, Texas Christian
(242) Jonathan Garvin, OLB, Miami
Krys Barnes LB, UCLA
Tipa Galeai EDGE, Utah State
Will Sunderland, Jr. DB, Troy
Patrick Taylor RB, Memphis)
Stanford Samuels III CB, Florida State
Zack Johnson OL, North Dakota State
Marc-Antoine Dequoy S, University of Montreal
Frankie Griffin ILB, Texas State
Delontae Scott EDGE, SMU
Jalen Morton QB, Prairie View A&M
Henry Black S, Baylor
Travis Bruffy OL, Texas Tech
Jordan Jones TE Prairie View A&M
Willington Previlon DL, Rutgers
Darrell Stewart WR, Michigan State
Packers with a monumental gamble trading up for QB Jordan Love. It's not just a stretch from an evaluating pov but also further strains the relationship with their HOF QB. That said, it's of course possible that GM Gutekunst has some insight on what makes Rodgers tick, and thinks he'll either hang up the cleats or want to move on soon. Love has the luxury of acclimating behind Rodgers and gives him a chance to be 100 dialed in when his opportunity comes. Doesn't change how he'll react under fire, but it won't hurt knowing the ins and outs of LaFleur's offense, Rodgers in week prep and how he reads defenses on the fly.
RB Dillon was underrated heading into the draft and should earn a key role sharing time with lightweights A.Jones and J.Williams. That said, the RBs were the top receivers after Adams, Dillon's not regarded as a great pass catcher and the next closest WR is Allen Lazard. Packers desperately needed another field stretcher out of this draft and punted. TE/HB Deguara's a feisty undersized flex guy that I think was an overreach. 6th rounders LB Martin and OG Runyan are niche players that could be productive in the right roles but are closer to camp bodies imo.
OC Hanson was overlooked during the draft process and could outperform his draft slot. OL Stepaniak and S Scott are your typical late round fliers but DE Garvin has the tools to be a lot more. UDFA WR Stewart is a solid return, and yac guy that fits their scheme. RB Taylor is in the mold of Dillon but not near as production or reliable.
(3) Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State
(35) D'Andre Swift, RB, Georgia
(67) Julian Okwara, OLB, Notre Dame
(75) Jonah Jackson, G, Ohio State
(121) Logan Stenberg, G, Kentucky
(166) Quintez Cephus, WR, Wisconsin
(172) Jason Huntley, RB, New Mexico State
(197) John Penisini, DT, Utah
(235) Jashon Cornell, DT, Ohio State
LS Steven Wirtel, Iowa State
FB Luke Sellers, South Dakota State
TE Hunter Bryant, Washington
S Jalen Elliott, Notre Dame
P Arryn Siposs, Auburn
S Bobby Price, Norfolk State
S Jeremiah Dinson, Auburn
After failing to find a suitable counter alongside Slay for years, Patricia and GM Quinn just decided to unplug it rather than pay their pro bowl CB what he earned. Trufant and Okudah are likely upgrades as a duo but I'm skeptical it'll change anything drastically on defense. Okudah's a star talent and show's up vs the run and pass but I get a Xavier Rhodes, Shawn Springs vibe from him instead of an elite shut down corner. Patricia's defense has holes inside that front 7 but besides edge Okwara in the 3rd, a defender wasn't taken until the bottom of the 6th round.
RB Swift is a talent, but in the 2nd, it felt like a luxury pick. OLB Okwara can run the arc and range but he's soft. OG Jackson is a great get in the 3rd and should push to start. OG Stenberg isn't as polished but should be a solid run blocker in time. WR Cephus has a similar skill set to Fulgham and Allison and so doesn't bring anything different to the offense. RB Huntley, on the other hand, is a blazer and offers a decent change up in the backfield and as a returner, despite his frailty. UDFA's, TE Bryant and S Elliott I had as possible 3rd rounders and think they have especially good chances to stick.
(22) Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU
(31) Jeff Gladney, CB, Texas Christian
(58) Ezra Cleveland, T, Boise State
(89) Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State
(117) D.J. Wonnum, DE, South Carolina
(130) James Lynch, DT, Baylor
(132) Troy Dye, LB, Oregon
(169) Harrison Hand, CB, Temple
(176) K.J. Osborn, WR, Miami
(203) Blake Brandel, G, Oregon State
Brady Aiello, OL, Oregon.
Jake Bargas, TE, North Carolina.
Dan Chisena, WR, Penn State.
Nevelle Clarke, CB, Central Florida.
Quartney Davis, WR, Texas A&M.
Myles Dorn, CB, North Carolina.
Jordan Fehr, LB, Appalachian State.
Nakia Griffin-Stewart, TE, Pittsburgh.
Tyler Higby, OL, Michigan State
Jake Lacina, OL, Augustana
Blake Lynch, LB, Baylor
David Moa, DT, Boise State
LSU WR Jefferson is far from a 1 to 1 sub for Diggs, but he's got clutch hands and the quickness to separate. His game actually roughly mimics Thielen to a degree. He can also be a very good blocker. Vikings sought to reboot their DB group after Rhodes and Waynes fell off a cliff. Gladney, Dantzler and Hand are each solid prospects and solid values. At least 1 or 2 should develop into a solid starter.
OT Cleveland's a good scheme fit and likely works in behind Reiff ideally. Although if the Vikings high drafted interior continues to underwhelm he could see time inside. DE Woonum and DT Lynch are solid values as well and should track as starters eventually. LB Dye's a good wait in the wings type and should be ready for a bigger role in a season or two. WR Osborn and OL Brandel are good later round fliers. UDFA Davis was considered draftable by most and is worth keeping an eye on in camp.
(43) Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame
(50) Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
(155) Trevis Gipson, DE, Tulsa
(163) Kindle Vildor, CB, Georgia Southern
(173) Darnell Mooney, WR, Tulane
(226) Arlington Hambright, G, Colorado
(227) Lachavious Simmons, G, Tennessee State
DL Lacale London, Western Illinois
OL Dieter Eiselen, Yale
OT Badara Traore, LSU
RB Artavis Pierce, Oregon State
DE Ledarius Mack, Buffalo
WR Ahmad Wagner, Kentucky
DL Trevon McSwain, Duke
LB Rashad Smith, Florida Atlantic
After signing veteran jags Jimmy Graham and Demetrius Harris in the off season to group with off injured TE Shaheen, the Bears hammered the position even more by taking the first TE off the board in Kmet. Kmet's a great hands catcher with enough mobility to help open up the offense but he's not a bully as a blocker.
Needing a starting CB, they may have found one with their 2nd pick. CB Johnson is an experienced, ballhawk that should push Burns from the jump. With two early picks, then nothing until the 5th, Id figured the Bears would look early to replace retired OG Long, but Pace instead wanted starting skill players. ..it's a solid gamble, especially with possible better play from the QB position.
I was a fan of unheralded DE Gipson through the draft season and think he'll earn a role. He's a high energy closer in the mold of Jabaal Sheard. small school CB Vindor was a solid mid rounder and should be in line for the future nickel spot. WR Mooney is a big swing long shot. OL Hambright and Simmons are practice squad guys that might be forced into action early. I was a big fan of UDFA RB Pierce and had him ranked much higher. If Cohen continues to underwhelm as a change of pace, Pierce could adeptly fill that role.